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The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls for Human Food identifies four types of preventive controls. The first three types of preventive controls; Process Preventive Controls, Food Allergen Preventive Controls and Sanitation Preventive Controls were discussed in my October, November and December columns respectively. The Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation also requires documented […]

Steam generator for food and beverage

Steam plays a crucial role in industrial processes ranging from food and beverage manufacturing to healthcare, automotive, and beyond. In food processing, steam is used primarily for three purposes. It provides indirect heat. It sterilizes equipment. And it’s used for food applications, such as in an oven to make bread crusty. As you can see, […]

The PMO and PC Rule The PMO, first published as the “Ordinance” has served as the regulatory guidance document for dairy products since 1924, addressing sanitary practices to ensure milk safety from farm to cup. Today, with oversite by FDA and the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS), the PMO or equivalent is adopted […]

Grade “A” Dairy Products and the FSMA Preventive Controls Rule The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 charged the US FDA with developing and enforcing policies that ensure a safe food supply for all Americans and beyond. The Act implied a massive undertaking in improving food safety, with four sub-titles (Prevention; Detection and Response; […]

Fermented sausages, particularly dry sausages and semi-dry snacking items continue to show strong growth in the meat and poultry sectors.  Drivers of this include, among several others, a growing consumer interest for convenient snack items high in protein often viewed as nutrient-dense healthy foods, an increase in foodservice utilization for items such as pizzas, quick-serve […]

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls for Human Food identifies four types of preventive controls. The first two types of preventive controls, Process Preventive Controls and  Food Allergen Preventive Controls were discussed in my October and November, 2016 columns respectively. The Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation also requires documented Sanitation Preventive Controls. […]